Definition of Sensitive fern

1. Noun. Beautiful spreading fern of eastern North America and eastern Asia naturalized in western Europe; pinnately divided fronds show a slight tendency to fold when touched; pinnules enclose groups of sori in beadlike lobes.

Exact synonyms: Bead Fern, Onoclea Sensibilis
Generic synonyms: Fern
Group relationships: Genus Onoclea, Onoclea



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Literary usage of Sensitive fern

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists (1869)
"... Onondago County, NY ABNORMAL FORM OF THE sensitive fern.—I found growing near here this summer a curious abnormal form of Onoclea sensibilis, ..."

2. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1901)
"... and in any position is one of the prettiest plants. There is a white variety, not so pretty as the blue kind. ONOCLEA (sensitive fern}. ..."

3. Elementary Botany by George Francis Atkinson (1898)
"It is not a very rare thing to find plants of the sensitive fern which show intermediate conditions of the sterile and the fertile leaf. ..."

4. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1905)
"It has foliage like that of the cinnamon fern, but the fruit is produced late in the year and is more like that of the sensitive fern. ..."

5. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1906)
"It has foliage like that of the cinnamon fern, but the fruit is produced late in the year and is more like that of the sensitive fern. ..."

6. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The sensitive fern is here shown in fig. 316. The sterile leaves are large, ... sensitive fern ; normal condition of vegetative leaves and sporophylls. ..."

7. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The sensitive fern is here shown in fig. 316. ... sensitive fern; normal condition of vegetative leaves and sporophylls. pinnae being quite large. ..."

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